# Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO Prelims Exam: 24th September 2018

**Dear students,**

**Numerical Ability or Quantitative Aptitude**Section has given

**heebie-jeebies**to the aspirants when they appear for a banking examination. As the level of every other section is only getting complex and convoluted, there is no doubt that this section, too, makes your blood run cold. The questions asked in this section are calculative and very time-consuming. But once dealt with proper strategy, speed, and accuracy, this section can get you the maximum marks in the examination. Following is the

**Quantitative Aptitude quiz**to help you practice with the best of latest pattern questions.

**Q1. The difference between the outside and inside surface of a cylindrical metallic pipe, 14 cm long, is 44 cm^2. If the pipe is made of 99 cm^3 of metal. Find the outer radii of the pipe ?**

(a) 2 cm

(b) 2.5 cm

(c) 4 cm

(d) 5 cm

(e) 3 cm

**Q2. Cost price of two transistors is same. One is sold at a profit of 15% and the other for Rs. 1500 more than the first. If the net profit is 30%. Find the cost price of each transistor.**

(a) Rs. 4,500

(b) Rs. 5,400

(c) Rs. 4,800

(d) Rs. 4,600

(e) Rs. 5,000

**Q3. Profit on selling 10 pencils equals selling price of 3 pen. While loss on selling 10 pen equals selling price of 4 pencils. Also profit percent-age equals to the loss percentage and cost of a pencil is half of the cost of a pen. What is the ratio of selling price of pencil to the selling price of a pen?**

(a) 5 : 4

(b) 3 : 2

(c) 4 : 5

(d) 3 : 4

(e) 4 : 7

**Q4. Several litres of honey drawn off a 54 litre container full of honey and equal amount of water added. Again, the same volume of the mixture was drawn off and replaced by water. As a result, the container contained 24 litres of pure honey. How much the honey was drawn off initially?**

(a) 20 litres

(b) 17 litres

(c) 9 litres

(d) 18 litres

(e) 15 litres

**Q5. The simple interest on a sum of money will be Rs. 300 after four years. In the next 6 years principal becomes four times, what will be the total interest at the end of 10th year?**

(a) Rs. 1000

(b) Rs. 750

(c) Rs. 700

(d) Rs. 200

(e) Rs. 800

**Solutions (1-5):**

**Directions (6-10): Study the following table and answer the given questions**

**Given below is the table showing the candidates who appeared for an interview from 5 institutes A, B, C, D and E. There are graduate and post graduate candidates who attended the interview,**

**Note: Total candidates who attended interview = Total post graduate + Total graduate.**

**Q6. Post graduate females who attended the interview from institute D, are by what percent more or less than those from institute B?**

(a) 30%

(b) 40%

(c) 20%

(d) 25%

(e) 28%

**Q7. In village E, half of graduate females have Electrical degree while remaining are Mechanical engineers. The females having mechanical degree of institute E are what percent of post graduate females of same institute ?**

(a) 158 (1/3)%

(b) 158 (2/3)%

(c) 148 (1/3)%

(d) 148 (2/3)%

(e) 154%

**Q8. Find the difference between average number of post graduate candidates from institute C and E together and that of graduate men from institute A and D together ?**

(a) 450

(b) 400

(c) 650

(d) 600

(e) None of these

**Q9. Total post graduate candidates who appeared for the interview from institute D, are by what number more or less than those from institute E ?**

(a) 1150

(b) 1100

(c) 1180

(d) 1120

(e) None of these

**Solutions (6-10):**

**Directions (11-15): In each of these questions, two equations (I) and (II) are given. You have to solve both the equations and give answer**

(a) if x > y

(b) if x ≥ y

(c) if x < y

(d) if x ≤ y

(e) if x = y or no relation can be established between x and y.

**Q11. I**2x² – 25x + 72 = 0

**II**4y² – 12y – 27 = 0

**Q12. I**8x² – 26x + 21 = 0

**II**10y² – 43y + 28 = 0

**Q13. I**x² – 18x + 65 = 0

**II**2y² – 17y + 35 = 0

**Q14. I**7x² – 44x + 45 = 0

**II**7x – 8y = 19

**Q15. I**3x + 7y = 18

**II**9x – 2y = 8